Title: The Botanist
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Release Date: August 26th, 2017
Genre: MM Romance | Gay Romance
Wyatt âEarpâ Hardy is a US Navy SEAL. His life begins and ends with those two words. He readily risks himself for the men under his command. Trouble isâhe canât live for them during a time when military policy weighs heavily on who he is.
Researching for his masterâs thesis, botanist Aled Demersâs life is about to unravel. One torturous nightmare run-in with drug runners leaves him permanently scarred. He knows heâs lucky to be alive after being rescued by a group of SEALs, but suffering from PTSD takes its toll.
The SEAL and the botanist come from different worlds, but one rescue links them together. Can Aled recover enough strength to risk his heart? Will Wyattâs leaving the Navy force him to reassess more than just his career choices?
The Botanist is a short story introducing two key members to The Sin Bin series.
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âThereâs a boat.â
âPretty sure itâs a yacht.â
âNope. Itâs a boat.â
âWhyâs there a yacht-like boat in the combat zone?â
âBetter question: Can we make it go boom?â
âWithin the parameters of our war games with the Brits?â
âDoes it matter?â
âOi, Earp. Get your twats to shut the bloody hell up, will you? Theyâre clogging up our airwaves. Are they comedians or soldiers?â The dry humour in Hamish Rossâs voice echoed loudly in Wyattâs ear where heâd been working valiantly to ignore the chatter from his team. âYou listening?â
âWeâre Navy SEALs, Hamster, not soldiers. We leave that grunt shit to you.â Wyatt couldnât help needling his old friend and SAS counterpart. Theyâd worked together multiple times over the years, sharing secrets, wounds, and beers. âHey, Ross, any clue why thereâs a vessel in our designated dive area?â
âNone.â Hamish spoke in muffled tones to someone, and a long silence stretched before he returned to Wyatt. âShouldnât be there, Earp. Weâre picking up four warm bodies on the thermal camera. Theyâre not oursâor yours. Boatâs registered to a local rental company, the owner claims only one person should be on it. A botany student from Cardiff.â
âA botany student from Cardiff?â Wyatt glanced over at Trace, who looked almost as confused as he felt. âWhy the fuck would aâ You know what, never mindâwhat are we doing?â
âDahlia Donovan and Hot Tree Publishing bring us a beautiful love story, a short story, involving an unlikely cast of characters. @DahliaDonovan, Exquisite once again!.â â MainelyStories â Amazon Reviewer.
âWhat I particularly liked about this book, is what's NOT here, it's what is missing. It is almost clean. Bar one scene at the end, there is no sex! And if you follow my reviews, you'll know I do prefer my books, male/male ones especially, on the more explicit side. So, for me to say that I really REALLY loved it, well, says something!.â â Mrs M D Attenborough â Amazon Reviewer.
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldnât be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.
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Author: Dahlia Donovan
Title: Found You (Trade Me Collection)
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Artist: Soxsational Cover Art
Kent Casado has lost everything that defined him: his construction business, his husband, his home, and his fortune. He went from one of the first gay men to marry in Colorado, to the first to be divorced. Crushed and alone, his only recourse is to move into a hurricane-damaged cottage in Key West, but his troubles seem to follow him to the beach paradise.
Dusk “Doctor Dusky” Keller has never allowed himself to be defined by anyone or anything. Growing up in the Keys with his hippie parents, he ran an animal hospital until a hurricane destroyed it. He never expects to fall straight into lust with an uptight stranger who he sees on his daily beach walks.
Satisfied with a prolonged one-night stand, neither expects to plummet from casual to complicated.
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Found You by Dahlia Donovan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A quick, easy cute read. The characters Kent and Dusk are wonderful characters. Kent just went through a divorce after finding his husband in bed with a younger man. Left with nothing but the house in the Keys, he heads there to start over.
After a hurricane destroys most of his animal clinic, Dusk gets busy trying to repair what the storm destroyed. Trying to earn extra money for the repairs he helps Kent fix his beach cottage.
These two are great. I love that Kent is older and he and Dusk are wonderful together. Great story, excellent writing and a hot little read.
Dahlia Donovan started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, she morphed her love of investigating accidents and studying people into writing about them. She's a bit of a hermit and despises being in front of a camera. Her life wouldn't be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.
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